Firebrick Resistance-heated Energy Storage (FIRES)

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Program:
Special Projects
Award:
$500,000
Location:
Somerville,
Massachusetts
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
08/09/2021 - 08/08/2023

Project Innovation + Advantages:

Electrified Thermal Solutions is developing Firebrick Resistance-heated Energy Storage (FIRES), a new energy storage technology that converts surplus renewable electricity into heat. Once stored, the renewable heat can be used to (1) replace fossil fueled heat sources in industrial processes such as steel and cement production or (2) run a heat engine to produce carbon-free, on-demand renewable electricity at a fraction of the cost of Li-ion batteries. FIRES is based on a novel joule-heated system built from electrically conductive ceramics designed at MIT.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. David Tew
Project Contact:
Daniel Stack
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
dcstack1100@gmail.com

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